Join the crew of the Belt Railway of Chicago’s “Cookie Job”. We ride in the cab and see the operation from the ground too. Learn about the EMD SW1200 switcher from the engineers. We’ll also visit the Operations Center and see the dispatcher at work.
This is a fascinating look at hard-core railroad switching, from a local job to yard switching… from “kicking cars” to assembling trains, we get to see it all.
This is vintage mid-nineties footage, shot using vintage nineties equipment. It is not as sharp as programs shot today. Still, these are interesting scenes, many not covered elsewhere, and the narration is informative and top notch.